Gregg Popovich did not want to add to the pressure on Luka Doncic but could not help but compare the Slovenian to Magic Johnson.
Returning from an ankle injury, Luka Doncic again led the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA.
Luka Doncic has been sidelined with a sprained right ankle but the reigning Rookie of the Year is set to make his comeback.
Led by reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks top the NBA standings on Christmas Day, ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Aaron Holiday's double-double helped the Indiana Pacers past the Toronto Raptors 120-115 on Monday.
Kawhi Leonard said he took boos from San Antonio Spurs fans as a compliment as he starred in a victory for the Los Angeles Clippers.
James Harden and Russell Westbrook combined for 77 points to see the Houston Rockets past the Phoenix Suns.
The Houston Rockets outlasted the Los Angeles Clippers, while the Milwaukee Bucks topped the Los Angeles Lakers.
The eligible candidates for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame were announced on Thursday.
No Luka Doncic, no worries for the Dallas Mavericks - who stopped the red-hot Milwaukee Bucks on Monday.